Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir,
Minister Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir,
Mayor Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson,
Iceland is the country of peace, and Iceland is the world champion of women in leadership.
WPL as the global non-partisan network of women politicians appeals to you as the leaders of Iceland to immediately offer an invitation to the President of Russia and the President of the United States to come to Reykjavík and meet in the emblematic Hofdi House, to stabilize world peace.
WPL believes that Iceland as a country led by women as Prime Minister and as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense, is the country that can make the difference as it did in Reykjavík in 1986 when the Presidents of the Soviet Union and the US, Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, met there to end the Cold War.
Such a dialogue is now needed more than ever.
WPL asks you to once again facilitate steps for world peace. It is urgent in this time.
President of Women Political Leaders (WPL)
Chair of the WPL Board
Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008)
Women Presidents and Prime Ministers
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim – President of Mauritius (2015-2018).
Aminata Touré – Prime Minister of Senegal (2013-2014); WPL Global Ambassador.
Chandrika Kumaratunga – President of Sri Lanka (1994-2005).
Dalia Grybauskaitė – President of Lithuania (2009-2019).
Doris Leuthard – President of Switzerland (2010, 2017).
Iveta Radičová – Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic (2010-2012).
Jadranka Kosor – Prime Minister of Croatia (2009-2011).
Joyce Banda – President of Malawi (2012-2014).
Julia Gillard – Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013); Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership.
Laimdota Straujuma – Prime Minister of Latvia (2014-2016).
Laura Chinchilla Miranda – President of Costa Rica (2010-2014); Vice President of the Club de Madrid.
Maria do Carmo Silveira – Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (2005-2006).
Maria Liberia-Peters – Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles (1984-1986, 1988-1994).
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca – President of Malta (2014-2019); President of Eurochild.
Mary McAleese – President of Ireland (1997-2011).
Mary Robinson – President of Ireland (1990-1997); Chair of The Elders.
Paula Ann Cox – Premier of Bermuda (2010-2012).
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka – Deputy President of South Africa (2005-2008); UN Women Executive Director (2013 – 2021).
Rosalía Arteaga Serrano – President of Ecuador (1997); Executive President of FIDAL Foundation; Member of WPL Board.
Salome Zourabichvili – President of Georgia.
Sylvie Kinigi – Prime Minister of Burundi (1993-1994).
Tarja Halonen – President of Finland (2000-2012).
Thokozani Khupe – Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (2009-2013).
Zuzana Čaputová – President of the Slovak Republic.